Car Hire at Bristol Airport
This information is correct as of May 2015
Whether you’re planning a fun family city break or a holiday in some spectacular walking country, you can find the best car hire at Bristol Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Bristol Airport
There are eight car hire companies with desks at Bristol Airport: EuropeCar, Tipoa, Budget, 5th Gear, Avis, Green Motion, Hertz and EasiRent. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Bristol Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
The nearest petrol station to Bristol Airport is at the Bridgewater Services just 5 minutes from the airport by car, along the A38, Bridgewater Road. From the airport, drivers stay on the A38 until Dundry Lane then take the third exit off the roundabout.
Driving around Bristol Airport
Bristol Airport, south-west of Bristol, is linked via the A38 to the main motorways the M5 and M4 which intersect near Bristol directly into the city centre. The M4 links Bristol to London and Bristol to the lovely Devon coast both approximately two hours away by car north and south respectively.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Bristol Airport.
With beautiful rolling hills and trials for hiking, walking and mountain-biking; cosy traditional pubs with roaring fires and charming villages, markets and museums, the Costwolds is a firm family holiday favourite.
From Bristol Airport, head east. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto the A38 and get on the M5 from the B3130 to Belmont Hill/B3129. Continue on the M5 towards Gloucestershire, turn right onto A436 then left onto A429 and follow signs to the Cotswolds. There are plenty of public car parks available in the Cotswolds as well as free and metered on-street parking in many of the local villages.
Bath is a beguiling city of sweeping elliptical Georgian crescents and literary fame, as the home of Jane Austen. Whether you want to luxuriate in steamy Roman thermal baths, parade the shops on its elegant streets or dance the night away to live music, Bath is the city for you!
From the airport, take the A38 then onto the A368. At the roundabout, take the second exit and stay on A368. Follow signs for the A367 and the Roman Road and then left on to Devonshire Villas in Bath. Bath has 13 Park & Ride car parks serving the city as well as on-street parking. Regular bus services run into the city at least every 15 minutes from the Park & Ride. Using any of the Park & Ride takes just 10 minutes to get to the centre of Bath and costs £3.20 return from Monday to Friday and £2.50 at weekends, with free parking. Drivers must pay for parking on Sunday from 9am to 6.30pm except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday.
Community-led, artistic and inspiring, one only has to remember that Banksy comes from Bristol. The city is a cultural hub, a foodie paradise, a historic port and an architectural leader thanks to the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Check out our guide on things to do in Bristol to learn more.
Bristol is just 20 minutes by car from Bristol Airport. Get onto the A38, Bridgewater Road and follow it into the heart of Bristol; keep straight on at all roundabouts. Parking in Bristol is in the form of NCP car parks and on-street parking. On-street parking is in short supply in the city centre. The Park and Ride is a cheaper option for those who don’t mind leaving their car on the outskirts and taking public transport into the city centre. Some hotels in Bristol offer free car parking.
Prices subject to change